Let’s stop with this means NO cops….
THAT is NOT want America needs or is gonna have happen…
There needs to be changes made so that the police and their communities they serve aren’t adversaries …
That does NOT mean cutting their budget’s so that there is less protection and services ….
Democratic politicians have HAD to signal that they ARE for the basic of Law and Order in order to NOT have Republicans saddle them with blame for lawlessness and the violence the came with the start of the protests that have turned peaceful for the most part now…
Democrats also do not want to lose union support from law enforcement and are reaching out to include police unions in any legislation they would have ….
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Sunday no one is going to defund the police, and instead called for a “reimagining” of police forces across the country.
“I would simply say, as I have always said, nobody is going to defund the police,” Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on CNN.
“We can restructure the police forces, restructure, reimagine policing,” he added. “That is what we are going to do. The fact of the matter is, the police have a role to play. What we have got to do is make sure that their role is one that meets the times, one that responds to these communities that they operate in.”
Protesters across the country have rallied behind a call to defund police departments following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others. But top Democrats on the Hill have spoken out against those calls.
“The fact of the matter is, this is a structure that has been developed that we have got to deconstruct,” Clyburn told host Jake Tapper. “So, I wouldn’t say defund. Deconstruct our policing.”…
The meaning of defunding the police isn’t widely understood yet — but it’s polarizing
As Vox’s Matt Yglesias has explained, “defund the police” isn’t a firmly defined concept just yet:
The “defund” slogan dances ambiguously between abolition-type schemes and just saying officials should spend less money on policing at the margins. The Black Lives Matters #DefundThePolice explainer page argues that “law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.” By contrast, a Justin Brooks op-ed at the Appeal titled “Defund the Police Now” is an extended argument for spending somewhat less money on crime control and somewhat more on social services, as a win-win resulting in less crime, less punishment, and less police violence against civilians.
The latter perspective — a focus on spending priorities and narrowing law enforcement’s portfolio of responsibilities — seems to be gaining more traction among left-wing elected officials. Consider, for example, self-described socialist and New York state Sen. Julia Salazar’s take on the matter:…
Clyburn IS also giving cover fire to Democrats….Biden (Crime Bill/Strong Police support history), Harris (ex DA and AG), Klobuchar (ex-DA) , Demings (ex-Police Chief and cop for over 25 years)